EDUCATING MINDS, EMPOWERING CHANGE

Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work

MSSW Scholarships

One of the major goals in the Kent School is to assure a diverse student body and to provide all students with a multicultural experience. These educational objectives are designed to train professional social workers for practice in a context demanding sensitivity to a plurality of views and concerns. To achieve this end, minority students and students with diversity experience will be given strong consideration. A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified students for graduate study in social work. The scholarships are based on financial need and academic merit and potential. The number and amount of awards vary, just as the amount and availability of funds vary each year.

To be considered for a scholarship from Kent School, a NEW student must:

  • meet the Traditional application to Kent School deadline (May 15th),
  • file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov with the Student Financial Aid Office. The priority deadline for filing this form is February 15th prior to the fall semester for which you plan to be considered,
  • submit a two-page essay if required (see below), and
  • submit the scholarship application by the deadline of May 15th of each year you plan to be considered. The exception to this is the Jan 30th deadline if you wish to be considered for the Hartford PPP Scholarship (Gerontology Specialization).

To be considered for a scholarship from Kent School, a RETURNING student must:

  • have a 3.00 GPA,
  • file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov with the Student Financial Aid Office. The priority deadline for filing this form is February 15 prior to the fall semester for which you plan to be considered,
  • submit a two-page essay if required (see below), and
  • submit the scholarship application by the deadline of May 15th of each year you plan to be considered. The exception to this is the Jan 30th deadline if you wish to be considered for the Hartford PPP Scholarship (Gerontology Specialization).

If chosen for a scholarship award, the student will be expected to:

  • maintain a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and
  • remain in full time status (9 credit hours per semester) throughout the time frame specified on the scholarship award letter.

*IMPORTANT:  A student must apply or re-apply for scholarships each year by the May 15th deadline in order to be considered for that year, regardless of any prior award.The FAFSA must also be filed each year by the February 15th priority deadline.

All applicants will be notified in writing once awards have been made, usually around the first week of July. The guidelines for the determination of financial awards are set by the Scholarship Committee.  Inquiries regarding scholarships should be addressed to: Coordinator of Admissions, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292. Applicants are strongly encouraged to develop resources to finance their graduate education with the assistance of the Financial Aid Office of the University of Louisville. This office administers a variety of programs to help remove financial barriers. Inquiries about these programs should be addressed directly to that Office: Student Financial Aid Office, Houchens Building, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 40292.

*International Students: since you are ineligible to file a FAFSA, please simply complete the FAFSA worksheet below, print it, and attach it to your Kent School Scholarship application.  This form will be used for the purpose of awarding Kent School Scholarships only:
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/fotw1213/pdf/fafsaws13c.pdf

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